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What it's like being Jewish and queer in 2020 America  

‘All My Mother’s Lovers,’ the debut book of queer, Israeli-American left-wing author Ilana Masad was met with critical praise. She hopes that Biden's win will change the way the country treats minorities


Column: California Democrats have a chance to flex some muscle and work to restore deductions for taxpayers  


California's congressional Democrats have the chance to demand restoration of state and local tax breaks. Will they take it?


Facebook Oversight Board delays decision about Trump's possible return  

Facebook's Oversight Board has announced it will announce its decision "in the coming weeks".


Naomi Campbell to make maiden visit to Israel next week   -3%

The supermodel will be the guest of former President Shimon Peres at an International Women's Day conference hosted by the Peres Center for Peace.


Saudi Arabia's city of roses blooms in Ramadan  

Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom's vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink.


Welsh Ambulance Service crew dropped woman, 89, off at wrong house  

Elizabeth Mahoney was put to bed in a stranger's house after being discharged from hospital.


White House drills down on semiconductors today   2%

Senate Finance is working on a bipartisan China bill — Tai's first speech will focus on green trade


Magnitude 4.8 quake strikes off southwestern Turkey   10%


A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the Aegean coast near Turkey’s southwestern Muğla province, the country's disaster agency said on April 17.


King Abdullah survives this coup, but his troubles are far from over  

Time is running out for Jordan's economy amid a changing Middle East


Scores of troops, rebels killed in heavy clashes near Yemen city of Marib   -11%

Heavy fighting near the Yemeni city of Marib has killed 96 combatants over the past two days as Huthi rebels press their offensive on the government's last northern toehold, loyalist commanders said Friday.


Cash floods into battle for control of Congress   17%


The most vulnerable Senate Democrats all had strong first quarters, while House Republicans narrowed the fundraising gap for the GOP's efforts to win the House.


Ambulance chaser is soliciting recent Michigan auto accident victims   -50%


It's illegal to solicit accident victims for services immediately after a crash. But it's still happening, and some are even impersonating law firms.

      


How Hackney Is Dealing with the Pandemic, in Photos   -7%

Photographer Grey Hutton spent 2020 photographing the borough's families, community volunteers and students as they lived through COVID-19.


Knott's Berry Farm announces reopening dates   1%


Knott's Berry Farm plans to reopen May 6 for season-ticket holders and May 21 for the general public. Disneyland and Universal Studios will open in April.


Joan Nathans new book ties biblical cooking to the world of today  

Haaretz's food columnist cooks lunch with the doyenne of Jewish cooking, and discusses food history and Jewish tradition


A poignant portrait of an exiled Palestinian-Israeli writer  

In the last of a quartet of novels, Sayed Kashua grapples with identity, exile, lies, loneliness and longing – both his and his protagonist's


Pakistan blocks social media access after violent anti-France protests   -23%

Pakistan's government ordered the country's telecoms agency to temporarily shut down social media and instant messaging platforms on Friday after days of violent anti-France protests.


Does The Pandemic Have Your Brain In A Fog? Doctors Say You're Not Alone   -21%

Psychiatrists say their patients increasingly tell them that they're exhausted and unable to concentrate. Mental health experts say it's a normal reaction to abnormal times.


Kron Moore left Detroit for Atlanta and is now scary first lady of 'Tyler Perry's The Oval'  


When Michigan's film incentives ended in 2015, Kron Moore shifted her focus to Atlanta and landed a starring role on BET's 'Tyler Perry's The Oval'

      


Lincoln paid for workers at Detroit's Marrow restaurant to take the week off  


Marrow, a Detroit restaurant and butcher shop, was recently treated by Ford's luxury brand Lincoln to a week off with pay and dinner.

      


Prince Philip: A final farewell in Windsor   15%

The day was inevitable. But with COVID placing restrictions on the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, the memorial service seemed more surreal than many other royal events. Sertan Sanderson reports from London.


Govt will respond with fiscal steps if required: Niti Aayog   -18%


While acknowledging that the present situation has become far more difficult than it was in the past due to rising coronavirus infections, Kumar remained hopeful that the country's economy will grow 11 per cent in the current fiscal ending March 31, 2022.


Agency cautions users against weaknesses detected in WhatsApp   22%


Country's cyber security agency has cautioned WhatsApp users about certain vulnerabilities detected in the popular instant messaging app that could lead to breach of sensitive information.


Biologists: More moose hunting will reduce ticks, help herd  

“It's counterintuitive,” said Mark Scott the director of wildlife for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. “What we have to do is lower the hosts for these ticks."


Helen McCrory was 'meteor in our life' says husband Damian Lewis   10%

The Peaky Blinders star's husband Damian Lewis says she armed her family with "courage to go on".


In Jordan, fake coups and real dissent: Unpacking censorship, spin and conspiracy theories in Amman's royal crisis   8%

Rumors about destabilizing conspiracies, Saudi-backed sedition and family feuds still swirl around Prince Hamzah's house arrest and his reconciliation with King Abdullah II, intensified by a local media blackout. What really happened? And can the king really crush newly-emboldened critics channeling dissent that's simmered for decades?


Albert Einstein museum with personal archives to open in Jerusalem   50%

The $5 million winning proposal for the building's design was 'modest, not grandiose, and it spoke to us,' says Hebrew University CEO


'Yoni Netanyahus mistake nearly led to disaster': U.K. historian sets the record straight on Operation Entebbe  

The PM's slain brother was not a central figure in the operation, Saul David, on whose book the film '7 Days in Entebbe' was based, tells Haaretz


Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding On St. Vincent After Volcano Eruption   -4%

A volcano erupted last week on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, and the volcano is still active. NPR's Debbie Elliott talks with geologist Richard Robertson about what could happen next.


Jerusalem holds off evicting gallery that hosted anti-occupation NGO   -7%

A compromise has been reached that will keep the Barbur Gallery open for at least the next three months, after it earlier sparked city's ire for hosting event by Breaking the Silence


National security adviser on Afghanistan's future after US pullout   -5%


National security adviser Jake Sullivan tells CNN's Dana Bash that the US is committed to helping the Afghan government but says he "learned long ago not to make predictions about what is going to happen in Afghanistan."


Africa: Continents's Aviation Industry Suffers Massive Losses During Covid-19 Pandemic   -25%

[DW] Africa's airlines have registered low passenger volumes since the onset of the COVID pandemic. The aviation industry's progress in connecting the continent over the past decade is now at stake.


How subscriptions and streaming are changing media  


Brian Stelter says newsroom leaders are concentrating on three "s's" in their roles: streaming, subscriptions, and standards. CNN's Oliver Darcy raises a concern that "quality news is more and more being moved behind paywalls" while lower-quality and hyper-partisan sources remain free.


Greek prime minister agrees to talks with Libya on maritime zones   -30%

Mitsotakis said Athens aimed to reset relations with Libya, which were soured by the Tripoli government's signing a maritime boundary accord in 2019 with Turkey, Greece's regional rival


Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he's been treated unfairly   -20%


Rep. Matt Gaetz, facing a scandal that threatens to end his career, is privately telling his colleagues that he has been treated unfairly while at the same time saying he's been cooperative with the Justice Department's investigation as he remains on shaky ground.


Nadal's bid for 12th Monte Carlo title ended by Rublev  

Rafael Nadal's bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia's Andrey Rublev, who swept to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 quarterfinal win Friday.


Sex parties, drugs and gay escorts at the pope's residence: Undercover in the Vatican   12%

French writer Frédéric Martel, whose new book exposes the sexual secrets of the Vatican, explains how the moral rot of the Catholic Church is rooted in its clergy's repressed homosexuality


United Airlines: 'No choice' but to go green   10%

If aviation were a country, it would be among the world's top CO2 emitters. The sector has committed to reducing its carbon footprint, but the technology it's banking on for low-carbon travel is far from being developed.


McManus: The pandemic won't end anywhere until it's under control everywhere   -31%


The world's failure to deliver vaccines to needier countries is more than a scandal; it's a crisis. And it could come to haunt us all soon.